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69 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Dan Ariely. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Dan Ariely, often where they are interviewed.

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69 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Dan Ariely. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Dan Ariely, often where they are interviewed.

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Dan Ariely: The Brain Science of Doing Good

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Episode 18 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

Israeli-American behavioral economist, Wall Street Journal columnist, and best-selling author Dan Ariely is an advisor to Keshet, the new donor-advised fund JFN and its partners brought to Israel. In this episode, he talks to JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny about strategies for promoting positive social outcomes, including getting people to be more philanthropic. They also discuss uniquely Israeli approaches to problem-solving, how Dan's personal history shaped his career, the cookbook he wants to write -- and much more.

Watch Dan Ariely's two special lectures for JFN here and here

Jan 13 2021 · 50mins
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85. Speech Breakdown: TED Talk by Dan Ariely "How to Change Your Behaviour For The Better"

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It’s just a nice time on episode eighty-five of The Presentation Boss Podcast. In this half hour together, we’re watching a TED Talk that was recommended to us by a listener and doing a live breakdown. Both Kate and Thomas love this talk for it’s effectiveness, efficiency and simplicity. You’ll hear the quote “This talk doesn’t waste any words”.
Should you know of a speech that we should break down on the podcast, we’d love you to get in touch. But right now, listen in for how Dan Ariely keeps a talk moving, gets the audience involved and adds humour to his otherwise data-driven talk.
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What You'll Learn • How to call out distractions early in your presentations• The use of conversational, interactive questions early in a talk• Why repetition of a key point emphasises your message for the audience• Being aware of generic pronouns and how the use of them can lead to confusion• Metaphor use and why it is so powerful for reducing friction• Building humour by setting up expectations and not ruining surprise• If you don’t have time for detailed transitions, what you can do instead• When a simple slide can assist when you’ve got a few ideas active
Watch It Yourself:Dan Ariely | How to change your behaviour for the better Resources and Links • Email us: podcast@presentationboss.com.au• The Presentation Boss Podcast: https://presentationboss.com.au/podcast/• Show your support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/presentationboss• Join our online community: Presentation Bosses Facebook Group• Kate on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-norris/• Thomas on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-krafft/• Presentation Boss on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/presentationboss/
Dec 08 2020 · 27mins

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The Irrational Truths Behind User Behavior, with Dan Ariely & Gigi Levy-Weiss

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We all think we know how our users behave. It turns out, we don’t. Founders over-index on rational assumptions, but users most often behave irrationally.

Behavioral economics, by contrast, is the practice of truly seeing your users' emotions, beliefs, and habits. This kind of vision is critically missing from product design at most startups.

In this episode, NFX General Partner Gigi talks with Dan Ariely -- the world’s top expert in behavioral economics and a renowned professor at Duke -- as he breaks down the most common types of irrational user behavior and shares frameworks for predicting how your users will actually behave.
Nov 30 2020 · 55mins
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417: Dan Ariely | The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations

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Dan Ariely (@danariely) is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and bestselling author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions and Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations.

What We Discuss with Dan Ariely:

  • How does the What the Hell effect keep us making bad decisions even when we know they’re bad?
  • Are we ever truly rational, unbiased, or impartial?
  • What’s the best time to appear before a judge?
  • How transparency in our lives can often backfire.
  • How motivation works (and doesn’t work) and how we can use our own psychology against ourselves.
  • And so much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/417

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Oct 15 2020 · 1hr 44mins
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Listener Favorites: Dan Ariely | Overcoming Learned Helplessness and Understanding Irrational Behavior

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In one of our most insightful interviews we've had, Dan Ariely shared his perspectives on suffering, irrational behavior, and how most time management systems allow others to hijack our time. Learn how to overcome your own learned helplessness and how to separate your decisions from the outcomes. Take a listen!

Dan Ariely is the founder of The Center for Advanced Hindsight and co-founder of BEworks, Timeful, Genie and Shapa. He is a three-time New York Times best-selling author.

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Sep 25 2020 · 58mins
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EP 29: Predictably Irrational w/ Dan Ariely @danariely

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In this episode, I chat with Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, author of Predictably Irrational, WSJ columnist, and one of the world's best known behavioral economists.

In this expansive conversation, we dive into why we're our own worst enemy's when it comes to investing and what to do about it.

We also chat about how to manage money and our lives in increasingly uncertain times.

Sep 07 2020 · 30mins
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The Emotional Complexity of Money, with Dr. Dan Ariely

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#273: Dr. Dan Ariely, famed behavioral economist and best-selling author of Predictably Irrational, returns to discuss how to handle the emotional and financial volatility of 2020.


  • Preparing for a job loss
  • The value of resilience
  • Handling emotional spending
  • Cutting through the noise to find a signal.

For more information, visit the show notes at https://affordanything.com/episode273

Aug 31 2020 · 56mins
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Reducing Friction, Getting Moving, and Saving Money (with Dan Ariely)

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Looking to save more cash, but don't know where to look? Today we welcome Dan Ariely, Chief Behavioral Economist with Qapital, and professor and expert on psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University. According to Dan, the best strategy may not necessarily be about adding more cash to your bottom line but reprioritizing the money you already have. Instead of trying to out-earn your spending habits, realign your focus to make the cash you earn go further for you each week.

Plus, every week it seems like another online bank cuts their rate and super-savers are upset at the loss of "free cash." During our headlines, we'll discuss why recent rate drops shouldn't be the end of the world AND we'll also cover the reasons behind a recent surge in new accounts with robo-advisors.

When it comes to saving your cash, should you stack more Benjamins in your wedding fund or your IRA? Our anonymous caller lets us know that he's putting away $1000 a month for his wedding, but only $500 into his Roth. He won't have any extra cash available when he becomes eligible to contribute to his 401k. Our caller asks: should he pull back on his wedding savings?

Of course, we'll save some time for Doug's trivia. Enjoy!

Aug 19 2020 · 1hr 4mins
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101. Dan Ariely Interview: Discussing Shapa, the Numberless Scale

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Today’s episode features a discussion with Dr. Dan Ariely – you know that name by now right? We talk about the numberless smart scale from the company he co-founded, Shapa, and all the research behind it.  

I am very excited to introduce you to Dan Ariely, one of the best known behavioral economists in the world whom I have mentioned many times on the first 100 episodes of the show, and I know I will continue to do so after he helped me kick off these next hundred. He wrote Predictably Irrational and several other books and has done some amazing research.

As I mentioned in the opening, Dan has worked on a huge amount of projects, and while this conversation could have gone in a million directions, we are specifically talking about Shapa. The company he co-founded showcases a numberless scale that was created to change the way we all think about our health and make it easier to do something that many of us find scary…stepping on the scale.

The discussion ties back to a bunch of past episodes (including loss aversion, partitioning, the focusing illusion, herding) as well as on an experiment I did which was influenced by one of Dan’s studies from Kenya. We also talk about overall health (emotional, physical, financial) and how it is all related. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did, and thank you again for joining me Dan!

  • [02:18] In this episode we are specifically talking about Shapa. A company Dan co-founded for a numberless scale that was created to change the way we all think about our health.
  • [03:26] Shapa has many components. How would a social scientist approach helping people lose weight? 
  • [05:04] The struggle for health is a daily struggle. You can’t be healthy five days a week. It doesn’t work. Your healthy life needs to start in the morning. 
  • [07:08] They started studying the bathroom scale. They learned it is a good idea to stand on the scale every morning, not at night. 
  • [08:01] The second thing they learned is that weight fluctuates from 2-8 pounds a day. (wow!)
  • [09:38] They also learned that people think their weight will change very fast if they go on a diet. The reality is that it can take 8 days to two weeks to see results. 
  • [12:31] A year where nothing bad happens is an amazing year. 
  • [12:36] The story of obesity in the U.S. is a story of gaining a little bit throughout the year and not losing - especially in November and December. 
  • [13:39] Shapa created this 5 point scale which includes, “congratulations nothing bad happened!” They tested it and the studies were great.  
  • [15:34] We are obsessed with absolute levels. People usually want to know how what they are doing is improving their health and they want to be motivated. 
  • [16:55] When people go to the doctor they get stressed and their blood pressure goes up. If you go to the doctor and you are the kind of person that gets stressed because you’re seeing a doctor, they might prescribe you blood pressure medicine because you are stressed because of the doctor not because you are really stressed usually.  
  • [18:29] The way they start the process with Shapa is that they ask people to tell them about their environment. 
  • [19:54] Suggestions are sorted by the probability that you will take them and then they give you tips. 
  • [20:07] They focus on small changes and do it for two weeks and then add the next one. 
  • [22:53] Look with fresh eyes from social science about little things in life and then use the digital revolution to really change things. 
  • [24:51] The problem is that the scale has become so negative and the numbers are so depressing. 
  • [25:44] How much do you want to be in a race where the best you can do is not that bad? 
  • [27:59] We need to change our thinking about finances and health. We need to do more things that give people a sense of success and achievement.
  • [30:34] Finances and health are both long-term and often painful struggles; we need strong motivation to achieve there. 
  • [32:17] What are the incentives we can give people to behave in a certain way?
  • [33:30] Shapa has five levels and they each have a different color.
  • [34:39] Mostly we want to have no change with improvements from time to time. 
  • [35:12] Focus on the things where you can make the biggest behavioral impact.
  • [37:02] The feeling of success is important to keep people motivated.
  • [39:46] It is time to fix some of the habits we got wrong during the coronavirus crisis. It is time to take care of ourselves and feel better about ourselves. 
  • [43:10] It always comes back in this way, and you never know what is around the corner.
  • [43:33] If you are working on a health journey as well, with a Shapa or on your own, let’s support each other and do this together - connect with me on social media (links below!).

Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Android. If you like what you heard, please leave a review on iTunes and share what you liked about the show.

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May 22 2020 · 44mins
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How to Stop Screwing Up Our Finances, Even in a World That Leads Us Astray -- with Dr. Dan Ariely

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#257: “The checking account is like the trash can of personal finance.”

Today’s podcast guest, the famed behavioral economist Dr. Dan Ariely, is not a fan of checking accounts. Or supermarket end caps. Or anything that distracts us from our financial goals.

In this episode, he explains why.

Dan Ariely is one of the world’s most renowned behavioral economists. He’s the James B. Duke Professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University.

His TED Talks have been viewed more than 15 million times. In 2018, he was named one of the 50 most influential living psychologists in the world.

He’s the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including Predictably Irrational, a book that challenges our assumptions about our ability to make rational decisions. He also wrote Dollars and Sense, a book about our cognitive biases, and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, a book about how we lie to everyone, including ourselves.

For more information, visit the show notes at https://affordanything.com/episode257

May 18 2020 · 1hr 1min